The Medicine Lodge Archaeological Site is maintained by the Wyoming Game and Fish Department. I normally avoid campgrounds and prefer dispersed camping or backpacking, but I gladly camp here. Sites are well spaced out with Medicine Lodge Creek running through the campground. A walking/bike path goes end to end in the park following the creek. It does not have electrical hookups or dump stations for RVs. There are no shower facilities, but it does have vault toilets and drinking water. You can also buy firewood onsite as there is really nowhere to gather your own wood inside the park. You can go down the 4WD road at the north end of the park to Black Butte a bit and usually find your own firewood, however. All fires must be within the campsite fire rings.
The Medicine Lodge Archaeological Site is a perfect place to camp to explore the Bighorn Mountains, being relatively close to the Medicine Wheel and Shell Falls. If you enjoy craft beer, Tensleep Brewery -- located in a refurbished barn -- is located approximately 20 - 30 miles south in Tensleep.
We used this campground as our base camp for a week. It was windy and even for late July it was 45* at night. The campgrounds and toilets were clean and there was fences and guards across the roads to keep the grazing cows out. We were lucky enough to have a momma and baby Mose right in the woods in the campgrounds.
Every chance my family gets to escape to this gorgeous area we take it. Lots of trails for atv riding, hiking, horse back riding, you name it. Great place for a family camp or reunion.
Cleaniest campground I've ever been in and my family camps a lot….highest ratings.
Wr saw a moose by the lake one morning. Open parking spots. Great host!
This campground is just outside Cody, WY. Easy access for people just passing through, just off a main road. They offer free pancake breakfast in the morning and a very cute store with almost every necessity for campers. tent sites, RV sites, cabins, and TeePees!
there are several campgrounds along the 20 mile dirt road to this campground. there are also several lakes, paintrock lakes and medicine lodge lakes. there was a microburst a few weeks ago so there a lot of trees blown over, really cool to see.
this is a fantastic campground in the Bighorns. Beautiful scenery and incredibly picturesque. we have camped here for years as friends and with family and we love coming back anytime we can. it’s right on the south fork of the Tongue River and while the fishing is better on other rivers in the area it’s a great place to teach kids or just relax for the evening while you watch the Brookies jump!
Horseshoe Bend is a great camping area. It is right next to the marina, where you can buy a few supplies, and there is a roped off swimming area nearby. Great place for families to get away.
No cell signal, which is not really a bad thing in my opinion.
We have found scorpions, however, so always be aware of your surroundings!
Around this mountain range is the Crow Medicine Wheel and one of the oldest trails in N America! Native tribes from the area still come to these sacred sites to pay homage to their ancestors and cultural identity. Definitely a unique experience worth visiting
Sibley lake is very calm and peaceful. perfect for a kayak, floating around on a tube and fishing. nice spacious area.
Stayed in the Sheep Mountain Fire Tower. With gale force winds blowing the shutters off…and a steep walk to the vault toilet…we bailed early. However, the Bighorns are AMAZING! Saw my 1st moose! Take tent heater for the tower unless going in middle of summer.
We thought about camping at Leigh Creek campground, but on the same road there is a bunch of free campsites more upland from the creek and have beautiful views of ten sleep canyon. we camped right in the middle of the canyon and woke up to unforgettable views in the morning.
This was down the road from my last camp and had more nights open. It was a great find until I found myself the line camper in the middle of a family reunion. Putting that aside, it was a good campground.
you drive a couple miles down dirt roads into the mountains. This sets the tone for an adventure. The sites were good sized. The vault toilets and trash bins were looked after often. Picnic tables - with moose and deer visitors - were great.
I liked the tie Flume trail just a quarter mile down the road. Follow that road and go on a dirt road trip. Black Mountain fire tower is 10 miles down. Continue and get back to the main road. I stayed a couple days here. It’s centrally located to explore the northern Bighorns.
I saw this national forest campground right after going through construction. It was a welcome find. It’s over a small hill the road noise is minimized.
There was a site open for the night and I grabbed it. Another camper walked by and said it’s his favorite place to camp. Walk right out into the Bighorns and you’ll find diversity. There are different forests on each side.
We camped in the spot next to the host. It offered plenty of shade in this quiet abode. The vault toilets and water were nearby. It’s a small campground so nothing is really far.
The one drawback is the 4H campground just down the road. It’s free to anybody when they aren’t using it. This meant an endless line of big camping rvs and atv traffic. I would have stayed longer if it weren’t for this. That also might suggest a free camping site if you are set up for it.
beautiful scenery, endless mountain views, miles and miles of dirt roads to explore and the best fishing.
this is a small quiet campground with toilet facilities, picnic tables and easy access. Most important is the miles of fishing within walking distance.
The campground was perfect. The sites were spacious, some with electric and water. The facilities were clean and even flushed! Hiking trails galore, and the boat ramp was easily accessible. But most importantly, the views were out of this world and the family memories are precious!